HUS 530 Creating New Human Services Organizations – 3 Credits

HUS 530 Creating New Human Services Organizations – 3 Credits

SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES

 HUS 530 – 3 Credit Hours

                                                               SUMMER 2 Online

HUS 530      Creating New Human Services Organizations – 3 Credits

PREREQUISITES:  Successfully completed HUS 505 Management and Leadership, HUS 5XX Community Needs Assessment and Program Evaluation

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course teaches Human Services graduate students how to develop new human services in their community by creating a private-for-profit, or private-non-profit organization, or a social entrepreneurship.  Students will analyze a community needs assessment to determine where the gaps in service exist and then proceed to create a new program to meet the needs not served. They will develop a business plan with legal documents such as a 501(c)(3) application, agency by-laws, mission statements, budgets, and job descriptions. Students will learn how to establish funding, find loans or investors, create a board of directors for a non-profit organization and how to apply for tax-exempt status.

REQUIRED TEXT AND WEBSITES

Scott, L. (2013). From passion to execution: how to start and grow an effective nonprofit organization. 20 Channel Center Street, Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

ISBN: 13 978-1-4354-6012-6  ISBN: 10 1-4354-6012-X  also available by e-book.

eISBN: 10 1-4354-6013-8

Levenson Keohane, G. (2013). Social entrepreneurship for the 21st century: innovation across the nonprofit, private, and public sectors. P.O. Box 182605, Columbus, OH: McGraw-Hill Education.

ISBN: 978-0-07-180168-3

Entrepreneurs Press (2010). Start your own business:the only book you’ll ever need. 5th edition,

2445 McCabe Way, Suite 400, Irvine, CA: Entrepreneur Media, Inc.

ISBN: 13: 978-1-59918-387-9  ISBN: 10: 1 -599918-387-0

NONPROFIT, PROFIT, AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESOURCES

Kellogg Foundation http://www.wkkf.org/

Grant Space – Writing Business Plans for Nonprofits

http://www.grantspace.org/tools/Knowledge-Base/Nonprofit-Management/Establishment/business-plans

National Council of Nonprofits  http://www.councilofnonprofits.org/

Center for Nonprofit Management http://www.cnm.org/

The Fundraising Authority http://www.thefundraisingauthority.com/

Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation  http://www.drkfoundation.org/

National Center for Charitable Statistics http://nccsdataweb.urban.org/FAQ/index.php?category=31

Also http://nccsdataweb.urban.org/PubApps/profileStateList.htm

Nonprofit Law http://www.nonprofitlaw.com/http://

USDA Rural Development   www.rurdev.usda.gov/rbs/cdp-tn16.pdf

http://www.grantspace.org/tools/Knowledge-Base/Individual-Grantseekers/For-Profit-Enterprises/business-funding
http://www.forbes.com/special-report/2012/30-under-30/30-under-30_social.html

SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY CORE VALUE

For this course, the Saint Leo University core value of Excellence is most applicable.

Excellence – Saint Leo University is an educational enterprise. All of us, individually and collectively, work hard to ensure that our students develop the character, learn the skills, and assimilate the knowledge essential to become morally responsible leaders. The success of our University depends upon a conscientious commitment to our mission, vision, and goals.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course the student will be able to:

  1. Discuss how a community needs assessment can illustrate gaps in service for vulnerable populations like aging adults, runaway youth, and chronically unemployed and impoverished adults
  2. Assemble a community board of trustees to oversee a new human services agency
  3. Create a Mission Statement with goals and objectives to guide a human service agency   
  4. Design a business plan with strategic short and long term goals for a new human services agency that is either private-for-profit, non-profit, or a social entrepreneurship 
  5. Write Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws for a new human services agency
  6. Explain how to complete the IRS application for a 501(c) (3) organization for tax exempt status
  7. Develop an annual budget for a human services agency
  8. Construct job descriptions for the professional staff and other employees of a new human services agency
  9. Recognize the Saint Leo University core value of Excellence in the development of a new human services agency

UNIVERSITY’S COMMITMENT TO ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE STATEMENT:

Academic excellence is an achievement of balance and growth in mind, body, and spirit that develops a more effective and creative culture for students, faculty, and staff. It promotes integrity, honesty, personal responsibility, fairness, and collaboration at all levels of the university. At the level of students, excellence means achieving mastery of the specific intellectual content, critical thinking, and practical skills that develop reflective, globally conscious, and informed citizens ready to meet the challenges of a complex world.

COUNCIL for STANDARDS in HUMAN SERVICES EDUCATION (CSHSE) CURRICULUM STANDARDS

Standard 12: The curriculum shall provide knowledge and skills in information management.

Standard 16: The curriculum shall provide knowledge, theory, and skills in the administrative aspects of             the services delivery system.

Standard 17: The curriculum shall incorporate human services values and attitudes and promote    

                      understanding of human services ethics and their application in practice.

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

Program Development Plan – This is a fictional exercise and is meant for educational purposes only.  Students will learn how to develop a new human services agency, but there is no expectation of an actual service to be developed within this 8 week period. It is necessary for students to read all three textbooks and incorporate the concepts they learn into the papers designed in each step of the program development plan.

STEP 1: 15%  Identify the Need and Create Your Organization

Based upon a Community Needs Assessment, determine what gaps in service exist in your community. Your instructor will help identify sources of a needs assessment or community plan that outlines such recent research. A United Way agency may be a good starting place.  If no local community needs assessment has been formally conducted, choose a service that you have good reason to believe is needed in your community.  Then you will spend the next 8 weeks developing a step by step approach to creating a new human services agency to serve this population. In this first step, you will decide what type of agency and service you want to develop.  Think about vulnerable populations that may be underserved such as aging adults, homeless mothers and their children, runaway youth, chronically unemployed and impoverished adults, drug and alcohol addicted teens, disabled children and adults, mentally ill people, and families who lack sufficient financial resources to meet their needs. You may also find that supportive services such as community recreational programs, daycare centers in low income areas, neighborhood playgrounds, parent education resources, counseling, and job training are programs that will prevent residents from needing crisis intervention services in the future. These types of programs may also be considered. In this step you will determine what type of new service you will develop. Complete a 2 page proposal describing the type of service you will develop, agency auspices, (private for-profit, nonprofit, social entrepreneurship) size of agency, location, ages served, and justification for the need based upon a community needs assessment or other information you have researched. Will you develop your agency yourself or partner with another individual or community agency? Will you need to submit your proposal to anyone in your community for approval?  APA referencing required. Use of the Scott textbook with reference to concepts in Chapters 1-4, the Keohane textbook with reference to concepts in Chapters 1-4, and the Start Your Own Business textbook with reference to concepts in Chapters 1-3 is required. How does your idea relate to the Saint Leo core Value of Excellence?

STEP 2: 15%

Business Plan

Now that you have approval for your idea, you are on your way to developing a new human services organization in your community. Develop a Business Plan for your new program after some considerable research. Begin by designing your Mission Statement. Are you considering a non-profit agency? If so, you will need a volunteer Board of Trustees. Consider how many people will serve on your board and when it will meet. What will the make-up of your board look like? If it is a for-profit organization or social entrepreneurship think about how you will incorporate your agency. Also, how many employees do you anticipate hiring? Will you use paid, professional staff or volunteers? Think about where your service will be provided. How much money will you need to get started? How will you fund the program? Will you charge a fee for services? Choose your organization’s name. Develop a strategic five year plan and timeline. How will you market your new service and to what audience? Use of the Start Your Own Business textbook with reference to concepts in Chapters 6-10, plus 2 other outside scholarly resources are required. 5-8 pages, APA referencing.

STEP 3: 15%

Budget

Develop an annual budget for your agency. Remember that your revenue and expenses must match. Your budget must be balanced and indicate where the funding is coming from in your revenue area. Consider realistic sources. Keep in mind the number of people you will serve, cost of service per person, the costs of employees and related benefits. Use of the Scott text with reference to concepts in Chapter 12, and use of the Start Your Own Business text with reference to Chapters 38-40, and use of the Keohane text with reference to concepts from Chapters 8-9 is required. APA referencing.

2 Pages

STEP 4: 15%

Legal Documents

Develop the Articles of Incorporation, (see Chapter 8), create the By-Laws for your organization (Chapter 6), and include the forms and your instructions for filing for tax exempt status from the IRS if you are becoming a 501(c)(3) organization, and include the forms and process for applying for a Taxpayer Identification Number/Employer Identification Number. (Chapter 8) Use of the Scott textbook with reference to concepts in Chapters 6-9, the Start Your Own Business text with concepts from Chapters 8-9, and use of concepts from the Keohane text is required. APA referencing.  6-8 pages 

STEP 5: 10%

Hiring Plan and Job Descriptions

Develop a plan for hiring professional staff and volunteers. Include job descriptions for these new positions. Use of concepts from Chapter 11 in the Scott text, and Chapter 23-24 in the Start Your Own Business text, as well as concepts from the Keohane text are required. APA referencing.

2-3 Pages    

STEP 6: 10%

Marketing Plan

Develop a marketing plan including a new program brochure, article for a newspaper or online social media, or any other form of advertising to get the word out to the community about your new service. Use of the Scott text is required with reference to concepts from Chapters 18 and 19, and reference to Chapters 29-33 in the Start Your Own Business text, plus concepts from the Keohane text.

2 Pages plus brochure  

Congratulations on your new Human Services organization!

Final Exam – 10%

A final exam on specific concepts related to program development will be given. The exam will be a combination of true/false, matching, multiple choice, and short essay. It will cover major concepts learned from the three textbooks, reading, websites used in the class, speakers that may have visited the class, or any videos observed. See the Study Guide below the course rubric. 

Class posting and participation -10%

Class posting and participation is defined as the informed presentation of your thoughts, inferences, and ideas based on the readings, experience, and contribution to class discussion.  

Evaluation for course grade will be computed according to the following:

Program Development Plan (Grading and Assessment Rubrics at end of syllabus)

Step 1  Community Assessment (Assignment 1)                    12%

Step 2  Business Plan (Assignment 2)                        12%

Step 3  Budget (Assignment 3)                                              12%

Step 4  Legal Documents (Assignment 4)                              10%

Step 5 Hiring Plan/Job Descriptions   (Assignment 5)            10%

Step 6 Marketing Plan                                                            10%

Step 7 Case Study                                                                     8%

  (Mission statement assignment  -4%)

 (Board of Directors assignment – 4%)

Final Examination                                                                   10%    

Class Postings                                                                          16 % (8 @ 2 each)

TOTAL POINTS                                                                  100%                                     

Graduate Grading Scale w/Descriptors

95-100%          A         Exceptional

90-94%            A-        Excellent

86-89%            B+       Very Good

83-85%            B         Good

80-82%            B-        Fair

75-79%            C         Marginal

< 75%              F          Failure

                                                            COURSE SCHEDULE

  COURSE MODULES
Modules  Topics  Readings/Assignments
  OneIntroduction to the course   Review syllabus and requirements    Required Readings   Read Scott Chapters 1- 4          Keohane Chapter 1-4          Start Your Own Business 1-3    
  TwoProgram Development Plan with Mission Statement, creation of Board of Trustees, and agency structure and auspices     Assignment Due Step One – Program PlanRequired Readings   Read  Scott Chapters 5 & 14           Start Your Own Business Chapters 6-10           Keohane 5-8    
  ThreeReview of Budgets – line item, program funded.       Assignment Due Step Two – Program PlanRequired Readings   Read  Scott Chapters 12           Start Your Own Business Chapters 38-40           Keohane Chapters 9-12  
  FourLegal Documents         Assignment Due Step Three – Program Plan  Required Readings   Read Scott Chapters 6 – 9          Start your Own Business 8-9          Keohane Chapters 13-15    
  FiveHiring Plan and Job Descriptions staff, volunteers, and boards       Assignment Due Step Four – Program PlanRequired Readings   Read  Scott Chapters 10,11,13,15           Start your Own Business Chapters 23-24           Keohane Chapters 16-18  
  SixMarketing Plan – Attracting clients to your service, development of advertising, brochures, social media, technology   Assignment Due Step Five – Program Plan  Required Readings   Read  Scott Chapters 16-19           Start Your Own Business 29-33          Keohane Chapters 19-21
  Seven   Program Plans and class sharing of new human services organizations   Assignment Due Step Six – Program Plan  Required Readings   Read Chapters  Start Your Own Business 17 & 18
  Eight        Take Final Examination.  FINAL EXAM on Major Concepts in Scott Chapters 1-19, Keohane, Chapters 1-21 and Start Your Own Business, Chapters 1-3, 6-10, 23-24, 29-33,38-40     See Study Guide attached for major concepts to be included on final exam  

ACADEMIC HONOR CODE:

As members of an academic community that places a high value on truth and the pursuit of knowledge, Saint Leo University students are expected to be honest in every phase of their academic life and to present as their own work only that which is genuinely theirs. Unless otherwise specified by the professor, students must complete homework assignments by themselves (or if on a team assignment, with only their team members). If they receive outside assistance of any kind, they are expected to cite the source and indicate the extent of the assistance. Each student has the responsibility to maintain the highest standards of academic integrity and to refrain from cheating, plagiarism, or any other form of academic dishonesty as well as reporting any observed instance of academic dishonesty to a faculty member.

STUDENT MISCONDUCT/CLASSROOM DISRUPTION

Saint Leo University students are expected to conduct themselves at all times in accord with good taste and observe the regulations of the University and the laws of the city, state, and national government. All University community members—faculty, staff, employees, students—have the right and obligation to report violations of civil or University regulations to the appropriate University Vice President or Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs. Should a University community member encounter a disruptive student, the student shall be asked politely, but firmly, to leave the classroom (or wherever the locus of disruption). A University community member has the authority to do this if the student is acting in a disruptive manner. If the student refuses, the appropriate office shall be notified.

COURSE POLICIES:

This course encompasses four components: Lecture, class discussion, small group facilitations, and in-class exercises. Videotapes and guest lecturers will occasionally be used to supplement the class discussion and exercises. Class participation is a required component of the course. Students are expected to: (Instructors, If you have any other expectations for students put them here)

ASSIGNMENT POLICIES: 

Promptness in completing assigned tasks and readings is a requirement of this course.  Assignments turned in late will RESULT IN A LOWERED GRADE.All written assignments will be graded on the basis of content, clarity, punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, proofreading, APA style and overall quality of work.  Make-up Policy:  THERE WILL BE NO MAKE-UP EXAMINATIONS WHATSOEVER.  PLEASE DO NOT ASK.

GRADE.  All written assignments will be graded on the basis of content, clarity, punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, proofreading, APA style and overall quality of work.

Subject Research Guides

Click on Research a Subject for an introduction to relevant online and print resources the library has to offer in your given subject area – this is a great place to start your research.

Discussion Online Grading Rubric

 Not Acceptable = 0  Improvement needed   = 1Expected Level of Performance – 2  Total points
Content Understanding   And   Reasoning  · The student uses foundational knowledge incorrectly. · The student struggles to provide ideas or support for ideas. ·  The student accepts ideas of others without much thought. ·   The student provides little relevant information or contributes little to the discussion.  · Some vocabulary is used correctly and some is not. · Ideas are correct but not concise. · Contributions to the group are generally supported by some facts, examples, analogies, statistics, but there’s a sense that more is needed. · The student takes a position but with little evidence or explanation· The student understands significant ideas relevant to the issue under discussion. This is indicated by correct use of terminology, precise selection of the pieces of information required to make a point, correct and appropriate use of examples and counterexamples, demonstrations of which distinctions are important to make, and explanations that are concise and to the point. · Information and knowledge are accurate. · The student actively stimulates and sustains inquiry by asking thoughtful questions.       

Grading Rubric – Assignment 1 – Community Assessment  

Assignment 1Points AvailableNovice 0Basic 1-2Proficient 3-4Exceptional 5-6Total
The assignment is scholarly in nature; well organized and coherent with a clear introduction, solid organization of key points, discussing how a community needs assessment can illustrate gaps in service for vulnerable populations, as outlined for the assignment in relation to providing a thorough discussion, concise analysis and meaningful conclusion.    6The assignment does a novice job in addressing the following criteria Not scholarly in nature, not well organized and not coherent    with an unclear introduction, poor organization of key points as outlined for the assignment in relation to providing a thorough discussion, poor  analysis and poor conclusion.   The assignment does a basic job in addressing the following criteria – some what scholarly in nature, some what organized and somewhat coherent    with a somewhat clear introduction, somewhat organization of key points as outlined for the assignment in relation to providing a somewhat thorough discussion, somewhat concise analysis and somewhat meaningful conclusion.        The assignment does a proficient job in addressing the following criteria –  Overall, scholarly in nature, organized and mostly coherent    with a mostly clear introduction, majority organization of key points as outlined for the assignment in relation to providing a mostly thorough discussion, mostly concise analysis and mostly meaningful conclusion.  The assignment does an exceptional job in addressing the following criteria – scholarly in nature, well organized and coherent    with a clear introduction, solid organization of key points as outlined for the assignment in relation to providing a thorough discussion, concise analysis and meaningful conclusion.       
 Points AvailableNovice = 0Basic =1Proficient =2Exceptional= 3 
Thorough identification and discussion of Saint Leo University core value of Excellence  3The assignment does a novice job in addressing the following criteria by not providing a thorough identification and discussion of Saint Leo University core value of Excellence.The assignment does a basic job in addressing the following criteria by somewhat providing a thorough identification and discussion of Saint Leo University core value of ExcellenceThe assignment does a proficient job in addressing the following criteria by mostly providing a thorough identification and discussion of Saint Leo University core value of Excellence.The assignment does an exceptional job in addressing the following criteria by providing a thorough identification and discussion of Saint Leo University core value of Excellence. 
 Points AvailableNovice = 0Basic = 1Proficient= 2Exceptional = 3 
References are appropriately cited using APA Style with accompanying Reference page at the end of the assignment. Graphs, illustrations, and figures are appropriately formatted and skillfully presented.  3The assignment does a novice job in addressing the APA criteria  The assignment does a basic job in addressing the APA criteria  The assignment does a proficient job in addressing the following criteria, as follows – references are mostly appropriately cited using APA Style with accompanying Reference page at the end of the assignment. Graphs, illustrations, and figures are mostly appropriately formatted and skillfully presented.The assignment does an exceptional job in addressing the following criteria, as follows – references are appropriately cited using APA Style with accompanying Reference page at the end of the assignment. Graphs, illustrations, and figures are appropriately formatted and skillfully presented.     
Total12     

Grading Rubric – Assignment 2 – Business Plan

Assignment 1Points AvailableNovice 0 – 1Basic 2 – 3Proficient 4-6Exceptional 7- 9Total
The assignment is scholarly in nature; well organized and coherent with a clear introduction, solid organization of key points, designing a business plan with strategic short and long term goals for a new human services agency that is either private-for-profit, non-profit, or a social entrepreneurship, in relation to providing a thorough discussion, concise analysis and meaningful conclusion.    9The assignment does a novice job in addressing the following criteria not scholarly in nature, not well organized and not coherent    with an unclear introduction, poor organization of key points as outlined for the assignment in relation to providing a thorough discussion, poor  analysis and poor conclusion.   The assignment does a basic job in addressing the following criteria – some what scholarly in nature, some what organized and somewhat coherent    with a somewhat clear introduction, somewhat organization of key points as outlined for the assignment in relation to providing a somewhat thorough discussion, somewhat concise analysis and somewhat meaningful conclusion.       BasicThe assignment does a proficient job in addressing the following criteria –  Overall, scholarly in nature, organized and mostly coherent    with a mostly clear introduction, majority organization of key points as outlined for the assignment in relation to providing a mostly thorough discussion, mostly concise analysis and mostly meaningful conclusion.  The assignment does an exceptional job in addressing the following criteria – scholarly in nature, well organized and coherent    with a clear introduction, solid organization of key points as outlined for the assignment in relation to providing a thorough discussion, concise analysis and meaningful conclusion.       
 Points AvailableNovice = 0Basic = 1Proficient= 2Exceptional = 3 
References are appropriately cited using APA Style with accompanying Reference page at the end of the assignment. Graphs, illustrations, and figures are appropriately formatted and skillfully presented.  3The assignment does a novice job in addressing the APA criteria  The assignment does a basic job in addressing the APA criteria  The assignment does a proficient job in addressing the following criteria, as follows – references are mostly appropriately cited using APA Style with accompanying Reference page at the end of the assignment. Graphs, illustrations, and figures are mostly appropriately formatted and skillfully presented.The assignment does an exceptional job in addressing the following criteria, as follows – references are appropriately cited using APA Style with accompanying Reference page at the end of the assignment. Graphs, illustrations, and figures are appropriately formatted and skillfully presented.     
Total12     

Grading Rubric – Assignment 3- Budget Plan

Assignment 1Points AvailableNovice 0 – 1Basic 2 – 3Proficient 4-6Exceptional 7- 9Total
The assignment is scholarly in nature; well organized and coherent with a clear introduction, solid organization of key points,  developing an annual budget for a human services agency, in relation to providing a thorough discussion, concise analysis and meaningful conclusion.    9The assignment does a novice job in addressing the following criteria not scholarly in nature, not well organized and not coherent    with an unclear introduction, poor organization of key points as outlined for the assignment in relation to providing a thorough   discussion, poor  analysis and poor conclusion.   The assignment does a basic job in addressing the following criteria – some what scholarly in nature, some what organized and somewhat coherent    with a somewhat clear introduction, somewhat organization of key points as outlined for the assignment in relation to providing a somewhat thorough discussion, somewhat concise analysis and somewhat meaningful conclusion.       BasicThe assignment does a proficient job in addressing the following criteria –  Overall, scholarly in nature, organized and mostly coherent    with a mostly clear introduction, majority organization of key points as outlined for the assignment in relation to providing a mostly thorough discussion, mostly concise analysis and mostly meaningful conclusion.  The assignment does an exceptional job in addressing the following criteria – scholarly in nature, well organized and coherent    with a clear introduction, solid organization of key points as outlined for the assignment in relation to providing a thorough discussion, concise analysis and meaningful conclusion.       
 Points AvailableNovice = 0Basic = 1Proficient= 2Exceptional = 3 
References are appropriately cited using APA Style with accompanying Reference page at the end of the assignment. Graphs, illustrations, and figures are appropriately formatted and skillfully presented.  3The assignment does a novice job in addressing the APA criteria  The assignment does a basic job in addressing the APA criteria  The assignment does a proficient job in addressing the following criteria, as follows – references are mostly appropriately cited using APA Style with accompanying Reference page at the end of the assignment. Graphs, illustrations, and figures are mostly appropriately formatted and skillfully presented.The assignment does an exceptional job in addressing the following criteria, as follows – references are appropriately cited using APA Style with accompanying Reference page at the end of the assignment. Graphs, illustrations, and figures are appropriately formatted and skillfully presented.     
Total12     

Grading Rubric – Assignment 4 – Legal Documents

Assignment 1Points AvailableNovice 0 – 1Basic 2 – 3Proficient 4-5Exceptional 6 – 7Total
The assignment is scholarly in nature; well organized and coherent with a clear introduction, solid organization of key points,  writing Articles of Incorporation and bylaws and explaining the IRS application for a new human services agency , in relation to providing a thorough discussion, concise analysis and meaningful conclusion.    7The assignment does a novice job in addressing the following criteria not scholarly in nature, not well organized and not coherent    with an unclear introduction, poor organization of key points as outlined for the assignment in relation to providing a thorough discussion, poor  analysis and poor conclusion.   The assignment does a basic job in addressing the following criteria – some what scholarly in nature, some what organized and somewhat coherent    with a somewhat clear introduction, somewhat organization of key points as outlined for the assignment in relation to providing a somewhat thorough discussion, somewhat concise analysis and somewhat meaningful conclusion.       BasicThe assignment does a proficient job in addressing the following criteria –  Overall, scholarly in nature, organized and mostly coherent    with a mostly clear introduction, majority organization of key points as outlined for the assignment in relation to providing a mostly thorough discussion, mostly concise analysis and mostly meaningful conclusion.  The assignment does an exceptional job in addressing the following criteria – scholarly in nature, well organized and coherent    with a clear introduction, solid organization of key points as outlined for the assignment in relation to providing a thorough discussion, concise analysis and meaningful conclusion.       
 Points AvailableNovice = 0Basic = 1Proficient= 2Exceptional = 3 
References are appropriately cited using APA Style with accompanying Reference page at the end of the assignment. Graphs, illustrations, and figures are appropriately formatted and skillfully presented.  3The assignment does a novice job in addressing the APA criteria  The assignment does a basic job in addressing the APA criteria  The assignment does a proficient job in addressing the following criteria, as follows – references are mostly appropriately cited using APA Style with accompanying Reference page at the end of the assignment. Graphs, illustrations, and figures are mostly appropriately formatted and skillfully presented.The assignment does an exceptional job in addressing the following criteria, as follows – references are appropriately cited using APA Style with accompanying Reference page at the end of the assignment. Graphs, illustrations, and figures are appropriately formatted and skillfully presented.     
Total10     

Grading Rubric – Assignment 5 – Hiring Plan and Job Description

Assignment 1Points AvailableNovice 0 – 1Basic 2 – 3Proficient 4-5Exceptional 6 – 7Total
The assignment is scholarly in nature; well organized and coherent with a clear introduction, solid organization of key points, constructing job descriptions for staff, in relation to providing a thorough discussion, concise analysis and meaningful conclusion.    7The assignment does a novice job in addressing the following criteria not scholarly in nature, not well organized and not coherent    with an unclear introduction, poor organization of key points as outlined for the assignment in relation to providing a thorough discussion, poor  analysis and poor conclusion.   The assignment does a basic job in addressing the following criteria – some what scholarly in nature, some what organized and somewhat coherent    with a somewhat clear introduction, somewhat organization of key points as outlined for the assignment in relation to providing a somewhat thorough discussion, somewhat concise analysis and somewhat meaningful conclusion.       BasicThe assignment does a proficient job in addressing the following criteria –  Overall, scholarly in nature, organized and mostly coherent    with a mostly clear introduction, majority organization of key points as outlined for the assignment in relation to providing a mostly thorough discussion, mostly concise analysis and mostly meaningful conclusion.  The assignment does an exceptional job in addressing the following criteria – scholarly in nature, well organized and coherent    with a clear introduction, solid organization of key points as outlined for the assignment in relation to providing a thorough discussion, concise analysis and meaningful conclusion.       
 Points AvailableNovice = 0Basic = 1Proficient= 2Exceptional = 3 
References are appropriately cited using APA Style with accompanying Reference page at the end of the assignment. Graphs, illustrations, and figures are appropriately formatted and skillfully presented.  3The assignment does a novice job in addressing the APA criteria  The assignment does a basic job in addressing the APA criteria  The assignment does a proficient job in addressing the following criteria, as follows – references are mostly appropriately cited using APA Style with accompanying Reference page at the end of the assignment. Graphs, illustrations, and figures are mostly appropriately formatted and skillfully presented.The assignment does an exceptional job in addressing the following criteria, as follows – references are appropriately cited using APA Style with accompanying Reference page at the end of the assignment. Graphs, illustrations, and figures are appropriately formatted and skillfully presented.     
Total10     

Grading Rubric – Assignment 6 – Marketing Plan  

Assignment 1Points AvailableNovice 0 – 1Basic 2 – 3Proficient 4-5Exceptional 6 – 7Total
The assignment is scholarly in nature; well organized and coherent with a clear introduction, solid organization of key points, constructing job descriptions for staff, in relation to providing a thorough discussion, concise analysis and meaningful conclusion.    7The assignment does a novice job in addressing the following criteria not scholarly in nature, not well organized and not coherent    with an unclear introduction, poor organization of key points as outlined for the assignment in relation to providing a thorough discussion, poor  analysis and poor conclusion.   The assignment does a basic job in addressing the following criteria – some what scholarly in nature, some what organized and somewhat coherent    with a somewhat clear introduction, somewhat organization of key points as outlined for the assignment in relation to providing a somewhat thorough discussion, somewhat concise analysis and somewhat meaningful conclusion.       BasicThe assignment does a proficient job in addressing the following criteria –  Overall, scholarly in nature, organized and mostly coherent    with a mostly clear introduction, majority organization of key points as outlined for the assignment in relation to providing a mostly thorough discussion, mostly concise analysis and mostly meaningful conclusion.  The assignment does an exceptional job in addressing the following criteria – scholarly in nature, well organized and coherent    with a clear introduction, solid organization of key points as outlined for the assignment in relation to providing a thorough discussion, concise analysis and meaningful conclusion.       
 Points AvailableNovice = 0Basic = 1Proficient= 2Exceptional = 3 
References are appropriately cited using APA Style with accompanying Reference page at the end of the assignment. Graphs, illustrations, and figures are appropriately formatted and skillfully presented.  3The assignment does a novice job in addressing the APA criteria  The assignment does a basic job in addressing the APA criteria  The assignment does a proficient job in addressing the following criteria, as follows – references are mostly appropriately cited using APA Style with accompanying Reference page at the end of the assignment. Graphs, illustrations, and figures are mostly appropriately formatted and skillfully presented.The assignment does an exceptional job in addressing the following criteria, as follows – references are appropriately cited using APA Style with accompanying Reference page at the end of the assignment. Graphs, illustrations, and figures are appropriately formatted and skillfully presented.     
Total10     

Grading Rubric – Case Study – Week 7 – Board of Directors

Case Study Week 7Points AvailableNovice 1Basic 1Proficient 2Exceptional 4Total
The assignment is scholarly in nature; well organized and coherent in meeting the requirements of creating a board of directors.    4The assignment does a novice job in addressing the following criteria not scholarly in nature, not well organized and not coherent    with an unclear introduction, poor organization of key points as outlined for the assignment in relation to providing a thorough discussion, poor  analysis and poor conclusion.   The assignment does a basic job in addressing the following criteria – some what scholarly in nature, some what organized and somewhat coherent    with a somewhat clear introduction, somewhat organization of key points as outlined for the assignment in relation to providing a somewhat thorough discussion, somewhat concise analysis and somewhat meaningful conclusion.        The assignment does a proficient job in addressing the following criteria –  Overall, scholarly in nature, organized and mostly coherent    with a mostly clear introduction, majority organization of key points as outlined for the assignment in relation to providing a mostly thorough discussion, mostly concise analysis and mostly meaningful conclusion.  The assignment does an exceptional job in addressing the following criteria – scholarly in nature, well organized and coherent    with a clear introduction, solid organization of key points as outlined for the assignment in relation to providing a thorough discussion, concise analysis and meaningful conclusion.       
Total4     

Grading Rubric – Case Study – Week 7 – Mission Statement

Case Study Week 7Points AvailableNovice 1Basic 1Proficient 2Exceptional 4Total
The assignment is scholarly in nature; well organized and coherent in meeting the requirements of creating a mission statement    4The assignment does a novice job in addressing the following criteria not scholarly in nature, not well organized and not coherent    with an unclear introduction, poor organization of key points as outlined for the assignment in relation to providing a thorough discussion, poor  analysis and poor conclusion.   The assignment does a basic job in addressing the following criteria – some what scholarly in nature, some what organized and somewhat coherent    with a somewhat clear introduction, somewhat organization of key points as outlined for the assignment in relation to providing a somewhat thorough discussion, somewhat concise analysis and somewhat meaningful conclusion.        The assignment does a proficient job in addressing the following criteria –  Overall, scholarly in nature, organized and mostly coherent    with a mostly clear introduction, majority organization of key points as outlined for the assignment in relation to providing a mostly thorough discussion, mostly concise analysis and mostly meaningful conclusion.  The assignment does an exceptional job in addressing the following criteria – scholarly in nature, well organized and coherent    with a clear introduction, solid organization of key points as outlined for the assignment in relation to providing a thorough discussion, concise analysis and meaningful conclusion.       
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Assignment Assessment Rubric – Case Study Week 7 – Mission Statement (Smart Sparrow)

Standard Novice  = 1Basic = 2Proficient = 3Exceptional = 4
  Standard 16: The curriculum shall provide knowledge, theory, and skills in the administrative aspects of the services delivery system.  The assignment does not demonstrate that the student has fully understood and applied concepts learned in the course demonstrating the knowledge, theory, and skills in the adminstrative aspects of the services delivery system as it relates to    creating a mission statementThe assignment demonstrates that the student, to a certain extent, understands and has applied concepts learned in the course demonstrating the knowledge, theory, and skills in the administrative aspects of the services delivery system as it relates to creating a mission statementThe assignment demonstrates that the student, for the most part, understands and has applied concepts learned in the course    demonstrating the knowledge, theory, and skills in the adminstrative aspects of the services delivery system as it relates to  creating a mission statementThe assignment demonstrates that the student fully understands and has applied concepts learned in the course  demonstrating the knowledge, theory, and skills in the adminstrative aspects of the services delivery system as it relates to creating a mission statement

Online Grading Rubric

Instructor reserves the right to deduct points for late submissionsNot Acceptable = 0  Improvement needed   = 1 – 4Expected Level of Performance – 5 – 8  Total points
Content Understanding   And   Reasoning  · The student uses foundational knowledge incorrectly. · The student struggles to provide ideas or support for ideas. ·  The student accepts ideas of others without much thought. ·   The student provides little relevant information or contributes little to the discussion.  · Some vocabulary is used correctly and some is not. · Ideas are correct but not concise. · Contributions to the group are generally supported by some facts, examples, analogies, statistics, but there’s a sense that more is needed. · The student takes a position but with little evidence or explanation· The student understands significant ideas relevant to the issue under discussion. This is indicated by correct use of terminology, precise selection of the pieces of information required to make a point, correct and appropriate use of examples and counterexamples, demonstrations of which distinctions are important to make, and explanations that are concise and to the point. · Information and knowledge are accurate. · The student actively stimulates and sustains inquiry by asking thoughtful questions.       
  Mechanics  · The student frequently misspells words and makes grammatical errors      · The student occasionally misspells words and makes grammatical errors    · The student shows mastery of academic English. · The student uses English conventionally without grammatical or typographical errors.